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US contractor arrested after leak of Russia hacking report

WASHINGTON — A federal contractor has been arrested following the leak of a classified intelligence report that suggests Russian hackers attacked at least one U.S. voting software supplier days before last year’s presidential election. Shortly after the release of the ...

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Cuomo wants tougher penalties for hacking

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to strengthen state laws against computer hacking, identity theft and other cybercrimes. The Democratic governor on Friday also called for the creation of a new “cyber incident response team” to help state agencies prevent ...

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Banks face new demands to guard themselves from hackers

Wild swings in the stock, bond and currency markets in the first three months of 2015 are likely to translate into bigger profits for big U.S. banks, analysts say. AP Images

  Hackers who relentlessly pursue banks may run into tougher defenses as the Federal Reserve and other U.S. regulators force the biggest lenders to plug any vulnerabilities. Banking agencies released a proposal Wednesday for rules that would require lenders — ...

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FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

NEW YORK — The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states. In a confidential “flash” alert from its cyber division, first reported by Yahoo ...

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9 charged with making $100M using hacked press releases


  NEWARK, N.J. — An international web of hackers and traders was charged by U.S. authorities Tuesday with making $100 million by breaking into the computers of business newswire services, reading corporate press releases before they came out, and then ...

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Officials: Hack exposed up to 14M federal records

The Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington, D.C., on Friday. China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time. The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that data from the Office of Personnel Management, the human resources department for the federal government, and the Interior Department had been compromised. AP Images

WASHINGTON — As many as 14 million current and former civilian U.S. government employees had their personal information exposed to hackers, according to two people who were briefed on the investigation, a far higher figure than the 4 million the ...

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Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever

A poster for the movie "The Interview" is carried away by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater Wednesday in Atlanta. A number of large cinema chains, including Carmike, have decided to cancel planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. Credit: AP Images

NEW YORK — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. The fallout from the hack that exposed a trove ...

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Little public action in Chinese cyberspying case


WASHINGTON — Two weeks ago, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed to bring to a U.S. courtroom five members of the Chinese military who the U.S. accused of hacking computers for economic espionage purposes. The FBI even published “Wanted” posters with ...

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US investigating Google claim of China hacking

LONDON — Authorities in the United States are investigating a Google claim that hackers in China stole email details of senior U.S. government officials — an issue that illustrates the problem of attribution in cyberspace, the coordinator for cyber issues at the U.S. State Department said Thursday.

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